• ASSURE Announces Results of Phase II Ground Collision Study

    What could happen if a drone hit a person on the ground? What are the risks of serious injury from flying small unmanned aircraft over people, and are we doing everything we can to reduce those risks? Through its continued research, the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), has developed a standard methodology by which potential injury may be evaluated. The ASSURE research team, led by ...
  • Teledyne Optech and LiDAR USA Partner In Dynamic New Mobile UAV Sensor Integration

    Teledyne Optech, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in advanced lidar sensors, has announced today that its new compact lidar sensor, the CL-90, is available for purchase through its first integration partnership with LiDAR USA. For more than 20 years, LiDAR USA has been building UAV sensor systems that meet the demands of a growing number of applications, optimizing their customers’ investment to their greatest ...
  • Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Backed Drone Communication

    Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application. The commerce giant filed for an application entitled “Cloning Drones Using Blockchain” in January 2019 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishing the patent on August 1. The patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) blockchain-based coordination system was published the same day as Walmart’s digital ...
  • SkyPixel And DJI Launch The First Short Film Contest With Prizes Totaling $48,600

    DJI and SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community, today announced the first short film contest inviting users to submit their cinematic stories shot with camera and gimbal products. The 2019 SkyPixel Short Film Contest will accept entries from August 15, 2019 to October 14, 2019, welcoming submissions from all types of creators from hobbyists to social media users and professional videographers around the globe.&nb...
  • FAA Approves Kansas Department of Transportation for First BVLOS Drone Flight

    The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) received permission to conduct the first ever beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation in the nation leveraging only onboard detect-and-avoid systems. This is the first-ever FAA authorized operation to fly without a requirement for visual observers or ground-based radar and is the result of the 31-member Kansas UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) team efforts to advance drone technologi...
  • AIRT Announces Rebranding of UAS DRONES Disaster Conferences to DRONERESPONDERS Series

    AIRT (Airborne International Response Team), a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has announced it will rebrand its public safety-related conference programming under their new DRONERESPONDERS brand as the organization retires the UAS DRONES Disaster Conference series effectively immediately.   AIRT Executive Director Christopher Todd announced the move while speaking live on Technology Revolution: The Future of Now with Bonnie D. ...
  • VOXL from ModalAI Contributes to Uber Eats Drone Delivery Testing

    Uber Eats successfully tested its first food delivery by drone recently, in a high-density urban area with the assistance of technology from San Diego-based startup ModalAI. As the drone carried its edible cargo, VOXL, a powerful yet light-weight computing platform with 4G cellular connectivity, helped keep it safely on the flight path, even when the drone was out of sight from the pilot-in-command.   “The success of the Uber Eats ...
  • Fortem Technologies Partners With HPE To Develop Security And Data Solution

    Fortem Technologies, Inc., the leader in airspace safety and security for an autonomous world, has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver an industry-first custom package of drone solutions to integrate with any drone platform for public infrastructure, venues and cities requiring advanced security and data processing to protect against ground and airborne threats. New solutions ...
  • UAVOS Introduces Its Concept-based Approach Towards The Civil Security Robotics

    Value of the UAVOS autopilot is the ability to integrate the system into unmanned platforms weighing from 5 to 1500 kg for various purposes - both air and ground/water based. The uniqueness of UAVOS autopilot is a distributed architecture that allows to carry out UAV formations as well as flights without GPS and communications.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6izSefWg7Rw How does UAVOS autopilot work? UAVOS autopilot has a ...
  • SkyX Works with Aerial Project Analytics to Secure Multimillion-Dollar Contract for BVLOS Inspection

    SkyX Ltd, an aerial monitoring solutions provider, has partnered with Aerial Project Analytics (APA), a topographic survey and site monitoring solutions provider. Through the partnership, SkyX and APA will be implementing a comprehensive solution that solves complex challenges for assets in remote areas and harsh environments.  The first contract under this partnership, a multimillion-dollar agreement, has just been signed to inspect ...